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Get the inside view from graduates at American Express

8.6 / 10 Overall Satisfaction
(based on 7 ratings in 2017)
"Friendly, open and a place where you can learn a lot."
Culture
9.2 / 10
 
Offices & Dress
7.2 / 10
 
Hours
9.4 / 10
 
Salary
8.2 / 10
 
 
Diversity
8.8 / 10
 
 
Training
6.8 / 10
 

Pros

  • A supportive and open culture helps people to feel comfortable in the company.
  • Flexible working hours means that people are able to keep a good work/life balance.
  • Graduates are happy with the level and variety of work they are given.
  • The salary is seen as competitive and fair for the industry.

Cons

  • Some offices are considered to be small and occasionally crowded.
  • Processes in the company make some feel that changes can be slow to be made.
  • While a lot of training is provided, many feel that it could be better tailored to individuals.
  • Past the manager stage, some find progression to be competitive.

What insiders say about...

"It was quite relaxed. There were a few different tasks to evaluate you as a person,..."

"The team I work in is very open-minded, fun to work in and creates a relaxed environment...."

"The offices are clean and tidy."

"It's relatively flexible, as long as you complete your assigned hours."

"It's good. It could be higher as the rent is so expensive in the surrounding cities,..."

"Exciting team events such as cooking exercises or acrobatics."

"Competency-based questions as well as industry-based questions."

"We recycle in the office but there are no explicit schemes that I know of encouraging..."

"Some managers up to director level are excellent at being approachable, friendly,..."

"We have a diversity network and there's an active diversity drive in the recruitment..."

"You reap what you sow. Put in the work and there is potential for promotion."

"I am given a good level of responsibility and encouraged to question the work I am..."

"Interesting and demanding work as well as it being a great culture to work in."

"There are still quite a few bureaucratic processes that can sometimes get in the..."

"AMEX started as a shipping company and is not a bank."

"Friendly, helpful and caring."

"The strength of the brand."

"I didn't find my current Continuing Professional Development training programme particularly..."

"A bit more formal training to acquire the specific skills before you start your job..."

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